Science confirms that dogs can recognize a bad person...
In the first round, the researchers pinpointed where a container of food was hiding. But in the second, they pointed to an empty container. In the third, it was pointed out again to the one who had food, although the dogs did not respond to this last indication. That suggests, according to Takaoka, that dogs could use their experience with the researcher to assess whether they are reliable. After these rounds, a new study member repeated from the beginning; Once again, the animals followed this new person with interest.
Takaoka says he was surprised to see that dogs "devalued the reliability of a human being" so quickly. "It has a social intelligence more sophisticated than we thought, which evolved selectively in its long history next to the human beings". The next step, according to the expert, would be to test other closely related species, such as wolves. This would reveal the "deep effects of domestication" on the social intelligence of dogs; Thus, the study highlighted that dogs are drawn to predictable things.
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